Sims Reed Rare Books:
The scarce Surrealist tract 'AVIS' denouncing Giorgio de Chirico, his 1928 exhibition in Brussells, his arrogance and his treason.
Aragon, Louis, André Breton, Camille Goemans and Paul NougéAVIS1928
First Papers of Surrealism
An excellent copy of the seminal 1942 'Surrealism-in-Exile' exhibition catalogue.
Duchamp, Marcel & André BretonFirst Papers of Surrealism1942
An excellent example of this very scarce English Surrealist tract on Buñuel and Dalì's film 'L'Age d'Or' likely written by Nancy Cunard and Louis Aragon and printed at Cunard's own Hours Press.
Cunard, Nancy & Louis Aragon. Cloud, Y. (Pseud. Nancy Cunard & Louis Aragon)A NOTE ON THE...1931
Katalog zur Ausstellung der K. G...
The very rare first exhibition catalogue for the Künstlergruppe Brücke illustrated with original woodcuts by Kirchner, Heckel, Pechstein and Schmidt-Rottluff.
Brucke (Kirchner, Pechstein, Heckel & Schmidt-Rottluff)Katalog zur Ausstellung der...1910
WENDINGEN. Year 4. Number 11. (Frank...
The famous Frank Lloyd Wright issue of Wendingen with the original lithographic cover by El Lissitzky.
Lissitzky. Wright, Frank LloydWENDINGEN. Year 4. Number...1921
Bauhaus 1919-1928. The Museum of Modern...
First edition of MoMA's important Bauhaus monograph, with a delightfully enigmatic inscription by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Moholy Nagy's signature, written in black ink to the initial blank, reads: '.
Bauhaus. Bayer, Herbert & Gropius, Walter & Gropius, Ise. (editors)Bauhaus 1919-1928. The Museum...1938
From the edition limited to 225 copies, with this one 25 lettered copies from the edition de tete but this set does not have the extra suite called for by the justification.
Denis, Maurice. Brillant, MauriceMaurice Denis: Peintre et...
Dans la Chaleur Vacante
An excellent copy of André du Bouchet's verse collection with Giacometti's signed portrait of the poet as frontispiece.
Giacometti, Alberto. Bouchet, André duDans la Chaleur Vacante1961
kleine dada soirée
An excellent example, never folded, of the first issue of the iconic 'kleine dada soirée' poster.
Doesburg, Théo van & Kurt Schwitterskleine dada soirée1922 / 1923
Le Ciel Bleu. Hebdomadaire littéraire pour...
A fine set of the complete series of the Belgian Surrealist review 'Le Ciel Bleu' issued during the closing months of World War II.
Ciel Bleu. Capel, Rose. (Ed.)Le Ciel Bleu. Hebdomadaire...1945
L'Eubage aux Antipodes de l'Unité
A scarce example on Japon Impérial of Blaise Cendrars' 'L'Eubage aux Antipodes de l'Unité' with Joseph Hecht's plates on three different paper stocks.
Hecht, Joseph. Cendrars, BlaiseL'Eubage aux Antipodes de...1926
Dada 4 - 5. Anthologie Dada...
Original edition of this rare and celebrated number of 'Dada' magazine, the last Issue of Dada to be published in Zurich.
DadaDada 4 - 5...1919, 15 mai
elementar. Die Blume Anna / Die...
Hannah Höch's copy of her dada colleague Kurt Schwitters' collection of typographic sound poems.
(hoch, Hannah). Schwitters, Kurtelementar. Die Blume Anna...1922
Die Wiener Werkstätte 1903 - 1928...
The commemorative album published on the twentieth-fifth anniversary of the Wiener Werkstätte.
Wiener WerkstatteDie Wiener Werkstätte 1903...1929
Poésie de Mots Inconnus
Wols' 'exemplaire de compagnon' of Iliazd's typographic masterpiece of visual, phonetic and sound poetry, a beautiful anthological work of the poetic avant-garde.
IliazdPoésie de Mots Inconnus1949
Pis'mo. (The Letter)
The first edition of Iliazd's poem 'Pis'mo' (The Letter) inspired by the poet's meeting with fellow emigré Princess Olga Djordjadze in Cannes in 1946.
Iliazd (Ilia Zdanevich)Pis'mo. (The Letter)1948
Dos Oraciones a la Virgen
A charming double collaboration between artist and poet, printed on the poet's own press, with each providing a poem and an illustration.
Alberti, Rafael & Carlos Rodriguez-Pintos. Rodriguez-Pintos, Carlos & Alberti, RafaelDos Oraciones a la...1931
The nominatif copy printed for Dominique Corticchiato - the son of publisher José Corti - with the additional suite of lithographs by Valentine Hugo.
Hugo, Valentine. Motte-Fouqué, Frédéric-Henri-Charles de la. (Trans. Jean Thorel)Ondine1943
Action. Cahiers Individualistes de Philosophie et...
The complete series of the scarce literary and artistic review 'Action' with a focus on Individual Anarchism, Cubism, poetry and art.
Picasso, Pablo, Juan Gris, André Derain et al. Fels, Florent & Marcel Sauvage. (Directeurs)Action. Cahiers Individualistes de...1920–1922
Hémisphères / Hemispheres. Revue Franco-Americaine de...
Complete set of this exile revue published in Brooklyn by Yvan Goll, bringing together the work of the exiled French Surrealists with that of American Surrealists and sympathisers.
Seligmann, Kurt, George Barker, André Masson, Yves Tanguy et al. Goll, Yvan (Directeur / Editor)Hémisphères / Hemispheres. Revue...1943–1945